Constantin Basica is a Romanian composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose current work explores the integration of digital video in music performance, focusing on symbiotic interrelations between music, video, and performers. His compositions include pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra, (live) electronics and (live) video, which have been performed in Europe, the United States, and Asia by artists and ensembles such as ELISION Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Distractfold Ensemble, Ensemble Liminar, JACK Quartet, Spektral Quartet, Rage Thormbones, line upon line, Séverine Ballon, Tony Arnold, and Olga Berar. He has recently received the ICMA Award for Best Submission from Europe at the 43rd ICMC in Shanghai, CN.

Constantin is the Alice Wilber Chapman graduate fellow at Stanford University, where he is working with Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Brian Ferneyhough toward a DMA in Composition. He is also studying with Mark Applebaum, Erik Ulman, and Paul DeMarinis. His previous mentors were Georg Hajdu, Manfred Stahnke, Fredrik Schwenk, and Peter Michael Hamel during his MA and Erasmus Scholarship at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in Germany, as well as Dan Dediu, Nicolae Coman, Doina Rotaru, and Bogdan Voda during his BA studies in Composition and Conducting at the National University of Music Bucharest, RO.


In 2017, Constantin co-taught the Summer Workshop "Electronic Arts Ensemble" with Alex Chechile at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and, in 2016, he was one of the lecturers at the Sound and Music Computing Summer School in Hamburg. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Music at Stanford University, Constantin received the Chair’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Between 2008-2009, he was appointed Professor of Orchestra at the "George Enescu" National College of Music in Bucharest.